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New Aston Martin Vantage Roadster review

Roadster gets fastest production roof, priced from £126,950

Aston Martin has revealed the new Vantage Roadster, in hope provide a boost to under performing Vantage sales. The Porsche 911 Cabriolet rival costs from £126,950 and is available to order now, The convertible Vantage is said to “amplify the emotional appeal” of the two-seater and receives the fastest fully automatic soft-top hood in the business, Aston claims, going from opened to closed in under 7 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph and same from closed to open.

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster 2020 - official press images - dashboard 

The Roadster uses the same 4.0-litre V8 as the coupe with 503bhp, and is capable of 0-60mph in 3.7sec and a top speed of 190mph. It uses the same electronic and mechanical chassis systems as the coupe, but has a unique tune for the rear suspension, altered software for the adaptive dampers and a recalibrated ESP system. The three-mode chassis control system has also been tuned specifically for the model.

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster 2020 - official press images - side

The Vantage has lost 150 litres of boot capacity compared to the coupe, thanks to the roof that itself adds a 60kg to the weight of the Vantage thanks to a ‘Z-fold’ roof mechanism and lightweight structural bracing, Aston says is large enough for a full-size golf bag and its accessories.

Aston is also introducing a range of new options across the Vantage range. A seven-speed manual gearbox launched on the Vantage AMR is now available to order on the standard coupe. There’s also a new, more traditional ‘vane’ grille design option that can be ordered on both the coupe and the roadster, alongside the existing ‘hunter’ grille. New colour finishes and alloy wheel designs are also available.